Ok. Two posts in a row about succulents, I know, but I’m having a lot of fun with them! The place I go to buy them is called Succulent Gardens and the owner, Robin, has been doing this for more than 30 years. He is, as we say, an expert. I had to buy some plants for a very windy site and of course Aeonium was on the list. They’re weird, cool and beautiful- not to mention really tough. There are so many different ones! Here’s what Robin has done with them in a display garden. I call it the Aeonium Bank.
Click on ’em, click on ’em, click on ’em! They look oh so much better BIG. Isn’t this AMAZING??
They also have many greenhouses and one of them had carpets of sweet babies. See?
If you feel like driving along the coast to Moss Landing, you can go east at the twin smokestacks of the power plant and in five more minutes, you’ll be in heaven. Oh, and afterward you can have a super yummy lunch at Haute Enchilada. (NOT “The Whole Enchilada” that you can see from the highway- confusing, I know)